James Cleverton, Baritone
James Cleverton

James Cleverton

Baritone
Bio: Described as “Outstanding, handsome-sounding and wonderfully subtle” (the Guardian), British baritone James Cleverton studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and Opernhaus Zürich International Opera Studio. This seasons engagements include Horemhab in Philip Glass’ Akhnaten, and the Photographer in the world premiere of Jack the Ripper (ENO), Papageno Die Zauberflöte (Scottish Opera), Barone Douphol La traviata (WNO), and Marco L'Arlesiana (Opera Holland Park). On the concert platform he will perform Carmina Burana with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and a series of Opera Gala Concerts both at the Royal Albert Hall, a Hogmany Gala Concert with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra at the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, and Mozart by Candlelight at the Barbican, London. Previous seasons’ highlights include Gusmano in Verdi’s rarely performed Alzira (Buxton International Festival); Marcello La bohéme & Sharpless Madam Butterfly (Royal Albert Hall); Kyoto Iris (Opera Holland Park); Papageno Die Zauberflöte (Theater Saint Gallen); Dulcamara L’elisir D’amore (Scottish Opera); Count Asdrubale La Pietra del Paragone (Opernhaus Zürich and Opéra de Rennes); Ford Falstaff (Grange Park Opera); Frank Die Fledermaus (Welsh National Opera); Gregorio Roméo et Juliette (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden); Commercial Councillor Intermezzo (Garsington Opera); the title role in Don Giovanni, Il Conte Le Nozze di Figaro, and Danilo The Merry Widow (National Concert Hall, Dublin); The Pirate King The Pirates of Penzance (D’Oyly Carte); Captain Corcoran HMS Pinafore, Grosvenor Patience and Giuseppe The Gondoliers (International G&S Festival). Other roles include Alberich Der Ring des Nibelungen, Beckmesser Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and Mountjoy Gloriana. Cleverton has also performed many leading roles in the contemporary repertoire. Notable engagements include The Protector Written on Skin, and Pablo in Thomas Adès The Exterminating Angel (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden); John Sorel Der Konsul (Opernhaus Zürich); J. Robert Oppenheimer in John Adams’ Doctor Atomic, 1st Officer The Death of Klinghoffer, and Horemhab Akhnaten (English National Opera); the title role in Schweitzer’s Jakob von Gunten (Theater Saint Gallen); White Rabbit in the world première of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Opera Holland Park & Royal Opera House); 2nd Apprentice Wozzeck (BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra & English National Opera); and Chou En-lai Nixon in China (RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra/Irish National Opera). Subsequent roles include Johannes Morgen und Abend, Stern Anna Nicole, Theseus The Minotaur, 'N' in Rhim’s Dionysus, the title role Jakob Lenz, Punch Punch and Judy, Šiškov From the House of the Dead, and the title role Wozzeck Equally in demand on the concert platform, Cleverton regularly performs concerts, recitals and oratorios throughout the UK & internationally. Recent and future engagements include baritone soloist for Welsh National Opera Summer Opera Classics Concert Tour; Haydn’s Harmonimesse at Cadogan Hall and Opera Gala concerts at the Royal Albert Hall both with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem and Handel’s Messiah at Symphony Hall with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; A Mozart Opera Gala at the Tonhalle, Zürich with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Dvořák Te Deum at Caird Hall with the Orchestra of Scottish Opera; Last Night of the Easter Proms at the Royal Festvial Hall; and Beethoven 9th Symphony at St. John’s Smith Square. Current recordings include Arrostino in Cellier's The Mountebanks with the BBC Concert Orchestra; Sir John Copeland in Rodgers and Hart's Dearest Enemy, and the White Rabbit in Will Todd's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Last update: 2018-10-03 16:20:32 +00:00
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Bio: Described as “Outstanding, handsome-sounding and wonderfully subtle” (the Guardian), British baritone James Cleverton studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and Opernhaus Zürich International Opera Studio. This seasons engagements include Horemhab in Philip Glass’ Akhnaten, and the Photographer in the world premiere of Jack the Ripper (ENO), Papageno Die Zauberflöte (Scottish Opera), Barone Douphol La traviata (WNO), and Marco L'Arlesiana (Opera Holland Park). On the concert platform he will perform Carmina Burana with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and a series of Opera Gala Concerts both at the Royal Albert Hall, a Hogmany Gala Concert with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra at the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, and Mozart by Candlelight at the Barbican, London. Previous seasons’ highlights include Gusmano in Verdi’s rarely performed Alzira (Buxton International Festival); Marcello La bohéme & Sharpless Madam Butterfly (Royal Albert Hall); Kyoto Iris (Opera Holland Park); Papageno Die Zauberflöte (Theater Saint Gallen); Dulcamara L’elisir D’amore (Scottish Opera); Count Asdrubale La Pietra del Paragone (Opernhaus Zürich and Opéra de Rennes); Ford Falstaff (Grange Park Opera); Frank Die Fledermaus (Welsh National Opera); Gregorio Roméo et Juliette (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden); Commercial Councillor Intermezzo (Garsington Opera); the title role in Don Giovanni, Il Conte Le Nozze di Figaro, and Danilo The Merry Widow (National Concert Hall, Dublin); The Pirate King The Pirates of Penzance (D’Oyly Carte); Captain Corcoran HMS Pinafore, Grosvenor Patience and Giuseppe The Gondoliers (International G&S Festival). Other roles include Alberich Der Ring des Nibelungen, Beckmesser Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and Mountjoy Gloriana. Cleverton has also performed many leading roles in the contemporary repertoire. Notable engagements include The Protector Written on Skin, and Pablo in Thomas Adès The Exterminating Angel (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden); John Sorel Der Konsul (Opernhaus Zürich); J. Robert Oppenheimer in John Adams’ Doctor Atomic, 1st Officer The Death of Klinghoffer, and Horemhab Akhnaten (English National Opera); the title role in Schweitzer’s Jakob von Gunten (Theater Saint Gallen); White Rabbit in the world première of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Opera Holland Park & Royal Opera House); 2nd Apprentice Wozzeck (BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra & English National Opera); and Chou En-lai Nixon in China (RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra/Irish National Opera). Subsequent roles include Johannes Morgen und Abend, Stern Anna Nicole, Theseus The Minotaur, 'N' in Rhim’s Dionysus, the title role Jakob Lenz, Punch Punch and Judy, Šiškov From the House of the Dead, and the title role Wozzeck Equally in demand on the concert platform, Cleverton regularly performs concerts, recitals and oratorios throughout the UK & internationally. Recent and future engagements include baritone soloist for Welsh National Opera Summer Opera Classics Concert Tour; Haydn’s Harmonimesse at Cadogan Hall and Opera Gala concerts at the Royal Albert Hall both with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem and Handel’s Messiah at Symphony Hall with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; A Mozart Opera Gala at the Tonhalle, Zürich with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Dvořák Te Deum at Caird Hall with the Orchestra of Scottish Opera; Last Night of the Easter Proms at the Royal Festvial Hall; and Beethoven 9th Symphony at St. John’s Smith Square. Current recordings include Arrostino in Cellier's The Mountebanks with the BBC Concert Orchestra; Sir John Copeland in Rodgers and Hart's Dearest Enemy, and the White Rabbit in Will Todd's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Last update: 2018-10-03 16:20:32 +00:00
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Repertoire

Composer & WorkRoleProductions
Adams
Doctor AtomicJ Robert Oppenheimer1
Nixon in ChinaZhou En Lai1
The Death of KlinghofferThe First Officer1
Adès
The Exterminating AngelPablo1
Bell
Jack the RipperThe Photographer1
The Pathologist
Benjamin,G
Written on SkinThe Protector1
Berg
LuluDer Kammerdiener1
WozzeckZweiter Handwerksbursch2
Birtwistle
The Mask of OrpheusAristaeus the Man1
Bizet
CarmenEscamillo1
Cilea
L'arlesianaMarco1
Donizetti
Don PasqualeDottor Malatesta1
L'elisir d'amoreIl dottore Dulcamara1
Lucia di LammermoorLord Enrico Ashton1
Dvořák,A
Te DeumBariton1
Glass
AkhnatenHoremhab2
SatyagrahaMr. Kallenbach1
Gounod
Roméo et JulietteGrégorio1
Händel
MessiahBass1
Janáček
JenůfaStárek
Příhody lišky BystrouškyRevírník1
Lehár
Die lustige WitweGraf Danilo Danilowitsch1
Leoncavallo
PagliacciSilvio1
ZazàBussy1
Mascagni
IrisKyoto1
Mozart
Die ZauberflöteSprecher1
Papageno3
Don GiovanniDon Giovanni1
Le nozze di FigaroIl Conte di Almaviva1
Bartolo1
Orff
Carmina BuranaBariton1
Poulenc
Dialogues des CarmélitesM. Javelinot1
Puccini
La bohèmeMarcello1
Schaunard1
La fanciulla del WestLarkens1
Madama ButterflySharpless1
Manon LescautSergente degli arcieri1
Rossini
La pietra del paragoneIl Conte Asdrubale3
Schweitzer,B
Jakob von GuntenJakob von Gunten1
Strauss II,J
Die FledermausGabriel von Eisenstein1
Frank1
Strauss,R
Der RosenkavalierVier Lakaien1
IntermezzoEin Kommerzienrat1
Sullivan,A
HMS PinaforeCaptain Corcoran2
IolantheStrephon1
PatienceArchibald Grosvenor2
Princess IdaArac1
Florian1
The GondoliersGiuseppe Palmieri4
The Pirates of PenzanceThe Pirate King3
Todd
Alice's Adventures in WonderlandRabbit2
Verdi
AlziraGusmano1
Don CarloDeputati fiamminghi1
FalstaffFord1
La traviataIl barone Douphol2
Giorgio Germont1
RigolettoNo role1
Wagner,Richard
Das RheingoldAlberich1
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